Sarah's Musings
Storytime

Anxiously Assertive: A Tale of Two Accidents

I still remember it like it was yesterday; it was a sweltering July afternoon, and I had just finished purchasing my weekly groceries at Lidl. I hurriedly pushed my cart to the car, anxious that my frozen food would be thawed after waiting in long lines at the checkout. I was sweaty, tired, and anxious […]

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Clumsy Chronicles
Storytime

Behold, The Queen of the Clumsy!

Sometimes, my clumsy, air-headed nature surprises even me. Yesterday, I threw away my $10 Igloo lunch box, and I didn’t realize it for 2 hours. I had finished my sixth day of work in a week, and I realized that I was late to getting back from my fifteen minute break. I don’t remember throwing […]

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Glorious Food
Storytime

The Delicious Taste of Failure and Wax Paper

In my 6+ years of learning how to cook, I’ve made my share of mistakes. I’ve caught napkins on fire, tried and failed to make homemade pancakes, burned chicken in hopes of avoiding salmonella, and misread the directions on pie crust and made pie goop instead. But these lessons have made me a better cook […]

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Library-Related
Storytime

I’ve Got the Power (Outage)!

Once upon a time last Friday, I found myself in the cramped staff bathroom at 7:55 AM trying to wash my face using a touchless sink faucet that turned off every 1.5 seconds. It’s one of those experiences that I hope never to repeat, but it was borne out of desperation after Hurricane Michael breezed […]

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Weight Loss Journey

Exercise Really Sucks

The cheery robotic voice on my phone chirps and lets me know that it’s time to move on to the next set of repetitions, this time one minute of slow burpees. Rather than start clumsily trying to push my hips back without falling over or futilely trying to do a plank without sticking my butt […]

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Clumsy Chronicles

The Accidental Terrorist

Pulling out one of my favorite stories from the “Sarah Does Dumb Stuff” archives. This particular story took place almost 5 years ago and was originally posted on my former blog Sarah’s Brand New Chapter. This is a story about how Sarah almost didn’t come home from a vacation in Wisconsin. Okay, that might be […]

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Library-Related

Some Superheroes Wear Cardigans

When Kristi shared this week’s Finish the Sentence Friday writing prompt about sharing a reality we’d like to change, it didn’t take me too long to decide what I wanted to write about. I do most of my brainstorming for blog posts while emptying out the book drop – or the AMH (automatic materials handler) […]

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Sarah's Musings

Haunted by House Flies

I sit on my green Craiglist couch, completely engrossed in the important task of watching Instagram stories when the buzzing begins. First, one fly circles my head, treating me like I’m some rancid chicken breast rather than a living, breathing human. It lands on my hand, and I yell horrible things about its mother before […]

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Blogging
Sarah's Musings

The Writer’s Block Blues

Writing regularly is hard, particularly when my secret goal is to wow the world with my witty banter and clever, sarcastic quips so that I can quit my job and work on my true calling in life: becoming a cheese librarian.

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Blogging
Sarah's Musings

My Fellow Beachwalkers

From my perch on the beach house porch, I have a great view to people watch. There’s always someone walking, running, or sunbathing right in front of our rental, and my favorite past time on vacation has been to sit in my beach chair, drinking in the sounds and smells of the sea while contemplating […]

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